Careers Education, Information and Guidance

Local Destinations

Guidance as to future pathways are provided by Birkdale High School. On this page, there is information which students may be asked to use and links to website which may be useful to help guide post-16 destinations.

College Open Evenings

These are the destinations after Birkdale that most of our pupils choose. On each website you will find details of the different courses they offer; course requirements and general information about the colleges. This is also the best source of advice for up to date information about college open days and other events they host.

KGV College

College in Southport for mainly A-Level qualifications.

Southport College

College in Southport for mainly vocational qualifications.

Runshaw College

Popular College in Leyland.

Myerscough College

College specialising in qualifications for land-based and sports industries

Hugh Baird College

14-16 College in Bootle.

Range Sixth Form

High School in Formby offering KS4 study.

Formby High Sixth Form

High School in Formby offering KS4 study.

Christ the King Sixth Form

High School in Southport offering KS4 study.

It may be worth looking at the following pages for guidance if you are looking to stay local for education and/or a career.

Mersey Interactive

Next steps information and advice.

Liverpool Compact

Liverpool's Education Business Partnership website.

Careers Advice

We have a careers adviser to help you make the right choice.

Elaine Meredith

Elaine is in school to offer you help and guidance on all matters related to life after Birkdale High School. This includes:

  1. The right college course for you.
  2. A-Levels, B-TECs or apprenticeships? What’s the difference?
  3. Information just about what you could do when you leave school.

Where: U15 Careers Base
When: Monday Mornings.
Can't wait? You can email: [email protected]

If you still have no career in mind you may like to look in the ‘job profiles’ section – there are 500 in there for you to choose from! You may want to have a go at the "Skills Explorer". Bear in mind you have your mock interview to think about , your work experience placement and your 6th Form options to make decisions on in the very near future.

Careers Connect

The Careers Connect website will give you access to a whole variety of resources for you to explore in your own time.


Many people are now choosing to learn on the job and start earning as soon as possible. An apprenticeship also gives the opportunity to work for qualifications in your chosen field. You might be surprised to find that you can do an apprenticeship from anything from car maintenance to law.

For parents

If you are looking for a starting point, this site will give you advice on how you can support your son and the options available for financing his future.

University applications

You may be considering applying for university. UCAS is the main site that you will need and explains all the courses available in the country, how to apply and how to finance your studying

Specific Interests

These websites are for those who know that they are interested in doing, first of all the armed services; and then the NHS which is one of the biggest employers in Europe.



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Registered address: Windy Harbour Road, Southport PR8 3DT

Headteacher: G Bourgade


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